A 14-year-old boy staying in a transit home run by SAVE, an NGO for orphaned and runaway children in the city, and studying in a special school run under National Child Labour Project at Velliyangadu, has gone missing here on Wednesday.

He, along with another boy hailing from North India, reportedly ran away from school after lunch. But the latter returned to the transit home in the evening. The search for the boy, a native of Udumalpet, was on. The missing boy had run away from the transit home with another eight-year-old boy a few days back only to return back to the home. SAVE sources said that the boy had lost his mother sometime ago and his father was in prison.